BW Walch Appoints Jessica Jeffers as Division Manager

PORTLAND, Maine–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BW Walch, a leading provider of mathematics resources and professional development, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jessica Jeffers as the Division Manager for our rapidly growing OGAP division. In her new role, Jessica will spearhead the expansion of our proven research-based professional development initiatives for mathematics teachers across the United States. 

Jessica brings a wealth of experience and expertise to BW Walch. With an impressive background in teaching and leadership and substantive experience in delivering OGAP training for our district clients, Jessica is well-positioned to lead our OGAP division and contribute to the continued success of our educational solutions.

Established in 2016, the OGAP division at BW Walch provides comprehensive and research-based professional development for math teachers. With a network of hundreds of authorized national and local facilitators, OGAP is an outgrowth of a research project with the National Science Foundation.

As Division Manager, Jessica will play a pivotal role in overseeing the strategic growth of OGAP. Her responsibilities will include collaborating with school districts, educators, and OGAP facilitators to ensure the effective management and implementation of the OGAP program, as well as fostering a community of continuous learning and improvement.

“We are delighted to welcome Jessica Jeffers to the BW Walch team as our new Division Manager for OGAP,” said Al Noyes, CEO at BW Walch. “Her leadership and commitment to advancing math education align perfectly with our mission to empower teachers by providing high-quality tailored educational solutions. With Jessica at the helm, we are confident in the continued success and expansion of our OGAP program, ultimately benefiting teachers and students alike.”

Jessica expressed her enthusiasm for joining BW Walch, stating, “I am excited to be part of a company that is dedicated to empowering educators and improving math education. The OGAP division’s commitment to research-based professional development aligns with my passion for ensuring all students have access to high-quality math instruction. I look forward to working with the team to make a positive impact on math education across the country.”

About BW Walch

BW Walch is a leading provider of mathematics resources and training, committed to empowering teachers and students. With a focus on quality and effectiveness, BW Walch strives to make a positive impact on education by offering customized, tailored mathematics resources designed to enhance teaching and learning that can be adapted to district needs with an eye towards continual improvement.

About OGAP

The Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) is a systematic and intentional formative assessment system. At the foundation of OGAP is teacher knowledge that includes mathematical content, mathematics education research on how students learn, mathematics concepts underpinning the OGAP Framework/Learning Progression for each OGAP math topic, and formative assessment practices specific to mathematics. The system helps schools implement a continuous and intentional system of instruction and enhances the use of any classroom resource.